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Big Bullets win all matches in May

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Peter Mponda

TNM Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets have managed to win all their matches in the just-ended month, as they continue fighting to retain the title.

The five matches that Bullets won in May saw them displace Blue Eagles at the summit of the 16-team table with 32 points from 12 matches.

On May 1, the People’s Team beat rookies Rumphi United 4-1 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre before edging Civil Service United 1-0 on May 7 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

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A week later, Bullets defeated Red Lions 2-0 at Balaka Stadium before beating TN Stars 2-0 at Kasungu Stadium on May 22.

They wrapped up the month’s assignments with a 3-1 thumping of Silver Strikers last Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.

However, Bullets Assistant Coach Peter Mponda downplayed the results, saying the team was not yet there.

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“We are still in a rebuilding process. Whatever happened in the month was a collective effort from the entire Bullets family. The boys believed in their ability to deliver despite some of them playing in the Super League for the first time.

“Of course, the results are good for us but we need to pull up our socks as other teams will be coming after us. We need to guard against complacency and continue to train hard. I am sure we will have a strong team come next year,” Mponda said.

In the course of the month, second-placed Blue Eagles have recorded just a single win after beating Tigers 3-0 at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe on May 8 before drawing with Dedza Dynamos, Civil and Kamuzu Barracks in consecutive matches.

This means Eagles have collected six points and scored only three goals in the entire month. The policemen have 28 points from 12 matches.

Third-placed Mighty Wanderers have recorded four wins, having beaten Dedza 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium on May 8 before bagging six points the following week at Rumphi Stadium, where they triumphed 2-1 and 4-0 over Ekwendeni Hammers and Rumphi United, respectively.

On Sunday, Wanderers wrapped up their May assignments with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Nomads are currently third with 22 points from 11 matches.

Analyst Kim Kamau said Bullets had a special month.

“May was a special month, especially for Bullets. They have demonstrated that they are eager to win the title again this season. We should also give credit to Wanderers for reorganising themselves to break into the top three.

“What they have done has made the league more competitive and exciting. This should be an indicator of a great finish to the season,” Kamau said.

Bullets striker Babatunde Adepoju is now leading the scorers’ chart with seven goals while Trouble Kajani of Rumphi United has six.

The league has since taken a break for the Fifa window, which will see the Malawi National Football Team locking horns with Ethiopia and Guinea in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

 

8 before bagging six points the following week at Rumphi Stadium, where they triumphed 2-1 and 4-0 over Ekwendeni Hammers and Rumphi United, respectively.

On Sunday, Wanderers wrapped up their May assignments with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Nomads are currently third with 22 points from 11 matches.

Analyst Kim Kamau said Bullets had a special month.

“May was a special month, especially for Bullets. They have demonstrated that they are eager to win the title again this season. We should also give credit to Wanderers for reorganising themselves to break into the top three.

“What they have done has made the league more competitive and exciting. This should be an indicator of a great finish to the season,” Kamau said.

Bullets striker Babatunde Adepoju is now leading the scorers’ chart with seven goals while Trouble Kajani of Rumphi United has six.

The league has since taken a break for the Fifa window, which will see the Malawi National Football Team locking horns with Ethiopia and Guinea in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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